Yeah, we've been busy -- mostly completely repainting everything and taking care of ANYTHING that frustrated us or needed fixed.
Chicken news: Black was being so totally broody she stopped laying. Could not convince her to stop.
In the cartoon book, Memories of a Former Kid, by Bob Artley, he describes how to de-broody a hen: Put her in a small cage by herself and feed her naught but cracked corn and water.
So I cracked some of Dan's bulk popcorn in a blender and put Black into the little isolation cage for chicks or sick chickens. After 3 days, I put her back into her own pen with Red -- she not only had stopped being broody, within a day she was laying again.
See? Cartoons solve everything!